Where's Jim??


June 11th Stoke MC

June 14-21 Superfest Gibraltar MC

June 24th Plymouth opening

June 25th Manchester middle

July 1st Manchester MC

July 15 York, Yorkshire Fringe

July 22nd Leeds Ed preview

July 28 Sussex Middle 20

July 29 Sheffield MC

July 5th Leeds Edinburgh preview

August 4th to 29th Edinburgh Festival

Don't Panic, show with Jake Donaldson the White Horse 1am late show 12th to 28th


New gigs are always being added as soon as they are confirmed, for tickets to all pls contact the venue or promoter


Jim has been performing since March 2012 and has barely had a week with no gig since then creating a solid 30 mins set as well as having written 2 one hour solo shows for the smaller festivals. With an endearing persona he has built a set that works in a club or alternative environment with a combination of one line jokes, physical jokes and the storytelling style that has made him a favourite among some audiences.


“I’m still very much a work in progress but finally I am getting somewhere” J.B


He has performed to as few as 1 and as many as 1000 when he headlined a new act tent and a festival in 2012 following winning a competition. Jim has become a sought after MC on the up and coming scene and has broken through to MC weekends for some of the bigger clubs including Jongleurs most recently at the on the road shows. He has performed in Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and even Wakefield! Living in Leeds has proven no restriction although Sally Smart car has not long left to live so if you are a promoter or booker reading this please donate kindly to the car replacement fund.

Jim has taken the unusual step of self-promoting a mini solo tour with shows in Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester selling out


“Although Doncaster and Bradford flopped so let’s be realistic” J.B


2016 will see Jim push on as he looks to take an improved and tighter 10 and 20 minute set to some of the bigger clubs and visit as much of the UK as possible in the glamourbus (or Sally Smart car as she’s also known)


“Jim is a funny, charming likable performer with an eye for the silly alongside clever observations. He is an energetic and confident comedian that sets the audience at ease and delivers the his stories and jokes like a mate down the pub” The Funny Blog


“Jim goes about his set with casual confidence and crams as many jokes into his time as he can, a brilliant start to the night” Scorpio reviews


“Frustrated Yorkshireman Jim Bayes is one to watch out for in the future, he has something about him that just works” BBC Yorkshire


Hi I’m Jim, I have a new show for 2016 called Pure Jim, come catch me at a gig near you…. Writing this does not feel che esy at all! I will be at Leicester comedy festival in February and Edinburgh and a bunch of other gigs in between. Writing Pure Jim has been fun incredibly difficult and I’m looking forward to a change in pace for my comedy.

Awards and Finals

Winner Funny Scunny 2015

Winner World of comedy MVC 2014

Winner Comedy roast new act Leeds 2013

Runner up Hallam FM Grand Comedy Howler 2013

Winner Yorkshire New act of the year 2013

Roadhouse road to Glastonbudget winner 2012

Runner up Yorkshire new act of the year, Stage fright comedy 2012


Mr Bens New act of the Year 2012

Burscough's got talent best new acts 2012 (Cabaret)





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